• Obama and Galifianakis: Between Two Brain-Cells



    So, the hippest president ever has decided that the only way to try and get young people enrolled in Obamacare before the enrollment deadline is to…drumroll please…

    Make jokes?

    See, that’s kind of problematic when the real joke already IS Obamacare itself.

    Maybe I’m starting to get old (not likely), but I didn’t find this lil’ parody funny at all. Maybe it’s the fact that I can’t stand “The Hangover” and most of what passes for comedy these days (though I do love classic comedies and a lot of “dark” comedies). Maybe it’s the fact that “Funny or Die” has already pledged its undying support to the defense and promotion of Obamacare. Or maybe it’s the sheer fact that the thing is clearly SCRIPTED. I’d probably give Barry a break if he had come into this thing willing to ad-lib a bit. But one gets the sense that he so badly wanted to be funny that everything had to be perfectly in order…and that type of structure is, in my opinion, the recipe for a comedy disaster.

    Funny or Die? I guess I’m dead.

    Share your comments below and tell me why I should love Zach Galfianakis.

    Matt Fox

    Senior Editor

    Fox has history in broadcasting that spans two decades. From his early days as an FM host and club DJ in the mid-90′s to his later experiences in political talk radio, he has always had a knack for combining topical news with his love for popular culture. Those experiences culminated in his position as executive producer for several radio shows featured in the TALKERS Heavy 100. Originally from New York, Fox has made the great pilgrimage down to sunny south Florida.

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